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Environment Vocabulary Quiz


Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

1. extinct A type of oxygen that is produced by electricity and is in the air, mostly after a thunderstorm.
2. pollution A specific dwelling place where an animal lives.
3. ozone The process or act of defiling.
4. endangered species The idea that all things living developed from very few simple life forms through several physical changes.
5. poacher A specific species that is at risk for extinction due to natural and human forces.
6. conservation The combination of smoke and fog in the air.
7. evolution The specific gas that surrounds the earth.
8. smog Something that eliminates insects.
9. habitat A person who trespasses, usually to hunt or fish illegally.
10. atmosphere When something is completely gone and doesn't return.
11. insecticide The retention of radiation from the sun into the earth's atmosphere that creates a rise in the temperature of the earth's surface.
12. biosphere The area that surrounds the earth that may support life.
13. greenhouse effect The act of preserving; to keep from being used up or lost.


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